Ernest Colin Browne

Photograph by Sgt.Nancy Cox, NZDF 20th October 2012

Ernest Colin Browne

Unit: New Zealand Artillery, 4 Field Regiment

Conflict: WW2

Additional Details:

Son of William Franklin Browne, and of Mary Ann Wallis Browne (nee Moxham), of Wellington City, New Zealand.

Public Contributions:

Ernest was born in Wellington on 02/02/1916. [Record since amended - NZWGT]
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  • Service Number: 1946
  • First Name: Ernest Colin
  • Surname: Browne
  • Rank: Gunner
  • Date of Birth: 02 February 1916
  • Place of Birth: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Next of Kin: Mr W.F. Browne (father), 22 Crofton Road, Ngaio, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Occupation: Farm hand
  • Nationality of Force: New Zealand
  • Force: Army
  • Unit: New Zealand Artillery, 4 Field Regiment

Casualty Details

  • Date of death: 31 October 1942
  • Age: 26
  • Conflict: WW2
  • Cause of Death: Killed in action

Embarkation Details

  • Body of Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
  • Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Embarkation Date: 5 January 1940
  • Destination: Egypt

Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph, Auckland War Memorial Museum